World Patient Safety Day

Published: September 16th, 2020

By: Melinda Fawcett

Category: News

World Patient Safety DayThe COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled the huge challenges and risks health workers are facing globally including health care associated infections, violence, stigma, psychological and emotional disturbances, illness and even death.

Working in stressful environments makes health workers more prone to errors which can lead to patient harm. #WorldPatientSafetyDay 2020 is Safe health workers, Safe patients.

Learn more about World Patient Safety Day: https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-patient-safety-day

Check out UF Health’s News + Notes site for more photos of how World Patient Safety Day was recognized around campus.

The UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital consultation team

UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital consultation team.

UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital PGY-3 clinic residents.

UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital PGY-3 clinic residents.

Jacqueline Hobbs, MD, PhD; Julia Close, MD; and Michele Lossius, MD, FAAP dressed in orange for World Patient Safety Day

Jacqueline Hobbs, MD, PhD; Julia Close, MD; and Michele Lossius, MD, FAAP dressed in orange for World Patient Safety Day

Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida lit their fountain orange in honor of World Patient Safety Day.

Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida lit their fountain orange in honor of World Patient Safety Day.

Century Tower lit orange for World Patient Safety Day

Century Tower lit up orange for World Patient Safety Day

Harrell Medical Education Building with orange lights

The UF COM Harrell Medical Education Building also went orange for World Patient Safety Day

Sigmund Freud doll wearing orange ribbon

Even Sigmund Freud supports World Patient Safety Day.

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Melinda Fawcett

Public Relations Specialist

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